I am seeking some information on threaded tang type fixed blade knives. This week I unearthed a box long forgotten in my garage that had 5 old Carl Schlieper fixed blade knives. One had a leather ring handle and the rest were stag, but all had varying stages of rust on the blades. Each knife has a threaded tang with what appears to be a brass nut within the butt cap. I think this is fairly common construction on a lot of relatively inexpensive German fixed blades. Is there a special tool that is required to unscrew the nut? I am going to embark on a mission to clean and partially restore the knives and need to disassemble the handles in order to get started. Any information from you fellows would be very much appreciated.
Joe D. Dobbs